Wärtsilä ELAC SeaBeam 1180

Wärtsilä ELAC SeaBeam 1180 is a well-recognised and proven multibeam echo sounder. It collects bathymetric, side scan and backscatter data in very shallow waters with beams as narrow as 1.5 x 1.5 degrees and a swath width in excess of 150 degrees.

The system is com­pletely roll-stabilised and guarantees high-preci­sion survey results.

Wärtsilä ELAC SeaBeam 1180 is ideally suited for highly de­manding surveys in shallow waters of up to 600 metres and in areas of extreme sedimentations, e.g. for river and port authorities, for research institutes or in onshore survey operations, e.g. in lakes.

    Key Features

    Operational Features

    • Up to 600 m depth performance
    • Up to 1,000 m swath coverage
    • Very low error rate
    • Full auto mode for reliable and easy system operation
    • Mobile or permanent installation

    Technical Features

    • 180 kHz frequency band
    • Superior signal-to-noise ratio by RDT* technology
    • Sidelobe suppression of 36 dB for transmission and reception
    *RDT = Rotating Directional Transmission
    Technical Data
    Performance data
    Operating frequency 180 kHz band
    Min. depth 1 m below transducers
    Max. depth Approx. 600 m
    (depending upon the ship’s own noise and sea state)
    Along-ship beam width 1.5°
    Across-ship beam width 1.5°
    Swaths per ping cycle 1
    Pulse lengths 0.15 - 3ms
    Max. swath coverage sector 153°
    Max. swath coverage Up to 1,000 m
    (depending upon the ship’s own noise and sea state)
    Full auto mode Automatic setting of all relevant system parameters
    Reception beam spacing Equiangular
    Max. number of beams 126
    Sidelobe suppression 36dB (transmission and reception)
    Depth accuracy
    (sonar sensor)
    In accordance with IHO SP44
    Power 115 V / 60 Hz single-phase or
    230 V / 50 Hz single-phase
    Motion RS232
    Heading RS232
    Position RS232
    Surface sound velocity RS232
    Sound velocity profile RS232
    Roll Completely roll-stabilised beamforming
    Physical Specifications*
    Height (mm) Width (mm) Depth (mm) Weight (kg)
    Transducer LSE307 280 390 80 17
    Mobile transducer bracket 381 664 580 66
    Transmit and receive unit for 19” rack mount 266 483
    (19” rack)
    369 34
    Flight case 456 540 618 62
    Operator station 177
    (4 HE)
    (19” rack)
    505 14
    *Dimensions may change due to special installation requirements. The typical tolerance of weights is ± 10 %

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